Tuesday 14th November 2017 was the 85th anniversary of the day in 1932 when the British Records Association was formally inaugurated, at a meeting of the Conference of Record and Allied Societies. The meeting was presided over by the Master of the Rolls, who still acts as the President of the Association.   The British Records Association took over from the British Record Society its work to promote the preservation, care and availability of private archives, and this early vision continues to guide the Association today. A free booklet produced to mark the ...

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ARCHIVES: Spring 2017 issue: ToC and Abstracts

CONTENTS Dean A. Irwin, From Archae to Archives Mark Dunton, Public relations and the price commission, 1973-74 Paul Rock, ‘The dreadful flood of documents’:  The 1958 Public Record Act and its aftermath: Part 2:  After-effects Michael Moss and David Thomas, Overlapping temporalities – the judge, the historian and the citizen Obituary: Freddie Emery Wallis, 1927-2017 ABSTRACTS Dean A. Irwin, From Archae to Archives Acknowledgments of debt, made to the Jews of England between 1194 and 1290, have long been known to historians. The two largest collec...

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‘Secrets and Lies’ Lecture Series August 2017

This August, The National Archives will be hosting a series of free lectures by leading historians on the topic of suppression, distortion and fiction in past societies. Download the programme here (pdf). Please visit the National Archives web-site to book.

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